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Simulated risk, real crops: UF/IFAS Extension educates growers through competition

November 16, 2023

Think of it like one of those farm simulator video games, except the crop is real. A few small plots of land, ample seed and all the requirements to make it grow. This is the basis of the UF/FAS Extension Florida Stakeholder Engagement Program ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Corn, Kevin Athearn, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, STEP Competition, Vivek Sharma

Enjoy Florida-grown foods at Thanksgiving and through the holidays

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November 7, 2023

When you’re giving thanks this Thanksgiving, consider that much of your food grew in the Sunshine State, say University of Florida experts. Those edibles include corn, potatoes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, lettuce and tomatoes. Like many ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Andrea Nikolai, Bananas, Corn, Florida-grown Foods, Food, Fruits, Green Beans, Hastings Agricultural Extension Center, Holidays, Leo Hoffmann, Lettuce, Nelly Nelson, Nutrition, Pineapple, Potato Breeding, Potatoes, Research, Thanksgiving, UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, Vegetables

Football season starts soon, so gather your family and friends for a tailgate, complete with Florida-grown foods and UF/IFAS cultivars

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August 24, 2023

It’s game day. The excitement around stadiums is palpable. The college football season will kick off shortly, and many fans will enjoy the company of family and friends while tailgating before and after the game. That means food – lots ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Andrea Nikolai, Beef, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Corn, Florida Grown, Food Safety, Fred Gmitter, Potatoes, Strawberries, Sugar Belle, Tailgating, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, UF/IFAS Plant Breeding

New research looks to pollen for plant heat stress resilience

July 10, 2023

A new NIFA-funded project will examine pollen formation and viability in corn when heat stress is introduced during the different developmental stages. The research aims to identify genetic resiliency markers that may inform future ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Corn, Environmental Horticulture, Environmental Horticulture Department, Heat Stress, Kevin Begcy, Plant Stress, Pollen, PolliNATION, Research

UF researchers discover missing piece in corn’s evolutionary history

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January 24, 2023

Ancient ears of corn were about two inches long, with only a few tiny kernels and no cob. Domestication transformed them into modern corn, but how that happened is largely a mystery. In a new study, researchers showed that plant hormones ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Corn, Horticultural Sciences, Jiahn-Chou Guan, Karen Koch, Maize, Witchweed

UF/IFAS awarded 1st Ph.D. plant breeding program in Florida, one of few in USA

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July 13, 2021

Working in labs and fields across Florida, a new generation of students will start earning a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Florida – the first program of its kind in Florida and one of a few in the nation. The UF/IFAS College ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Citrus, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Corn, Crops, Elaine Turner, Environmental Benefits, Fiber, Forage, Gene Editing, Genetics, Global Food Security, Hunger, Lettuce, New Program, Peanuts, Ph.D., Plant Breeding, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Vance Whitaker

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